ATHENS, Ga. — In challenging times, sports have always brought the city together and unity is needed now more than ever. The Atlanta Sports Council and 11Alive can’t think of a better way to re-energize the sports community and recognize the hard work of the athletes, teams and icons who continue to shape Atlanta’s sports history.
Following a 7-day voting period that ended on July 17, a two-sport star at the University of Georgia was named the 2020 Atlanta Sports Awards - Outstanding College Athlete.
The announcement was first made on-air during 11Alive News and a full presentation of the awards will be held Aug. 15 during a one-hour special.
Chloe Chapman received more fan votes than Kennesaw State University football's Bronson Rechsteiner and UGA football's Andrew Thomas.
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“It was really an honor.”
Chloe Chapman beat out two high profile football players for this year’s Outstanding Athlete Award.
“Especially being against Bronson (Rechsteiner) and Andrew (Thomas) two really, well known athletes.”
She’s a two-sport star for the Bulldogs playing both soccer and basketball.
“I started both when I was 4-years-old. It’s basketball that I gravitate towards more. Since I had to stop playing travel it’s really been basketball through out the summer because it has been more frequent,” said Chapman.
As a freshman, she led the soccer team in goals this past season.
“We really grew a lot last season and each game we got better. We made it to the SEC Tournament so I just think we have a chip on our shoulders this year to really prove something to everybody.”
She’s also prepared to take both teams to new heights in her sophomore campaign.
“There’s so much to accomplish. I want to make it even further in the SEC Tournament for soccer. Make it to the NCAA Tournament for both sports,” said Chapman.
Chloe was a 5-star prospect out of high school and is now transforming her skills on the pitch and the court into something great for the Bulldogs.
- Week of July 27: Lifetime Achievement Award announcement
- August 3: Outstanding Coach presented by The Home Depot
- August 4: Outstanding College Athlete
- August 5: Outstanding Esports Competitor
- August 6: Unsung Hero Award presented by the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
- August 7: Positive Athlete presented by Southern Company
- August 10: Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Coca-Cola
- August 11: Top Sports Moment presented by Mercedes-Benz
- August 12: Outstanding Professional Athlete presented by Truist
- August 13: Outstanding Sports Team
- August 14: Team 11 High School Athlete (High School category determined by 11 Alive)
- August 15: One-hour special airs on 11 Alive at 7 p.m.
- August 16: One-hour special re-airs on 11 Alive at 11 a.m. and at 8 p.m. on WATL